Las Vegas & Tonopah Depot
The Las Vegas & Tonopah Depot structure at Rhyolite was completed in 1908, at a reported
cost of $130,000. The California mission style depot is built of cut stone that was hauled from Las Vegas. The
upper floor was used as housing for ticket agents and other depot employees. There were separate waiting areas and
baggage rooms for the men and women.
Over the years the building has had several owners and has served as a variety of businesses. As
we all know, it was the train station when it was first built. After that it has housed a museum and casino. It has
also appeared in a few Hollywood movies, Cherry 2000 being one.
Las Vegas & Tonopah Railroad Depot during construction.
Rhyolite, Nevada - Circa 1908.
Men'swaiting and baggage rooms
were to the left and women's to the right in the photo.
Agent's quarters were upstairs over the ticket office.
Las Vegas & Tonopah Railroad Station in the ghost town of
Rhyolite, Nevada. 2009.
Photo © 2009 Alfreda Holloway.
All Rights Reserved.
For additional photos see the LV&T Railroad Depot Photo Album.